May 12th, 2015
Repairs to address foundation issues with Decker's Chapel will soon be underway.
The Stackpole-Hall Foundation will fund a $10,000 grant to cover the expenses to fix the foundation which has shifted over time due to a number of issues including lack of drainage and harsh winter conditions. The funding announcement was made Tuesday morning.
Built in 1856, the chapel was gifted to the Elk County Historical Society in 1990 by the Schneider family. It was put on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.
A shed and garage were damaged Tuesday afternoon along Woodland Road in St. Marys.
According to reports, an unnamed resident inadvertently started the blaze after dropping an empty bag of charcoal which had accidentally caught fire. The flaming bag reportedly caught the hedges on fire, which then spread to the garage and shed.
The initial call was listed at 118 Woodland Rd., however it was the garage and shed located at 116 Woodland Rd. that sustained damage.
St. Marys Area High School junior Coby Gardner was recognized for his state champion title as part of the SkillsUSA Pennsylvania State Leadership and Skill Conference where students compete in technical and leadership fields. Gardner captured first place in technical drafting, beating out nine other contestants.
KERSEY â€“ At the recent Fox Township Supervisors meeting the board approved a dust oil bid, numerous reports, correspondence items, and various reports.
Roadmaster Randy Gradizzi said paving is set to begin soon in the township. Roads impacted will include a portion of Green Road, Byrnedale Road and Squab Hollow Road entrance. Some roads are also receiving a base repair scratch topping.
A bid for 20,000 gallons of MC70 dust oil was approved at a cost of $2.60/gallon from Jefferson Paving.
RIDGWAY â€“ The Ridgway Area School District may add another sport to its list of cooperative sports agreements as the district is working with the St. Marys Area School District to create a swimming co-op between the two districts.
RASD superintendent Robert Rocco spoke about the possible co-op during Tuesday's RASD school board meeting, saying that he reached out to the SMASD and determined that the district was open to the idea of a swimming co-op.
Crystal Fire Department responded to a garage fire shortly before 4 p.m. along Woodland Road in St. Marys. More information will be available in the Wednesday edition.
The Elk County Catholic duo of Alan Brennen and Drew Meyer captured the District 9-AA doubles championship Monday afternoon. The tournament was played at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.
Brennen and Meyer defeated their teammates Austin Minard and Aaron Meier in the finals by a 6-4, 7-5 score.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders defeated the Kane Lady Wolves 12-3 on Monday afternoon at Benzinger Park in a contest that was senior night for the ECC squad.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch softball team swept a doubleheader from the Altoona Lions Monday afternoon at the SMAHS softball field.
The Lady Dutch took the first game by a 3-0 score and won the nightcap 8-1.
The St. Marys Area Dutch baseball team fell to the DuBois Area Beavers 15-3 in a contest played under the lights at Berwind Park on Monday evening.